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Day: June 16, 2013

The Soul Is Not Supernatural

The Soul Is Not Supernatural

Sunset, by Arkady Rylov, 1917 In the sense that the word, “supernatural,” means “something that transcends nature,” Soul is not supernatural. The word, “nature,” literally is derived from “born,” natus. It also carries the meaning of “the universe.” It is the “course of things.” Enigmatic as Soul is, and whose depths are fathomless, it is still intertwined with our natural universe. The idea that Soul originates in some otherworldly place is a product of our Christian tradition, its penchant for…

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